The glory years for the Toronto Maple Leafs -- four Stanley Cups in the 1960s -- may be distant memories, but what the team lacks in recent accomplishments is made up for by their history, which is rich in drama, pathos, and, most of all, humor. Figures connected to the Maple Leafs from the 1950s to the present offer their best stories, including some new takes on the team's legends. Players, coaches, broadcasters, and team executives come together to share a long list of funny anecdotes about their time with the Leafs. Bobby Baun recalls the unprecedented moment in the 1964 Stanley Cup finals when he slammed a game-winning goal into the net while skating on a broken leg. Bob Haggert, a former Leafs trainer, shares his memories of Conn Smythe, the unyielding military man who founded the team. Also telling tales is Jim McKenny, defenseman-turned-forward-turned broadcaster, whose sense of humor is as deft as his skating. Joe Bowen, long the voice of the Maple Leafs on radio and television, is along for the ride, as are Bob McGill, Glenn Healy, Walter Gretzky, and so many more.
Genre: Sports & Outdoors Length: 192 Pages (1,164 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Since the creation of the Minnesota Vikings in 1960, this football team has been more than just another franchise. To the fans who love them, and the haters who can't help but admire them, the Minnesota Vikings are an unstoppable force in the NFL.
In this heartwarming and inspirational book, Jim Bruton takes a look beyond the game and examines what the Minnesota Vikings have meant to fans and communities across the country. Covering the Vikings from every angle, A Tradition of Purple is an up-close look at the players, coaches, charities, Hall of Famers, and people behind the scenes who have come to define what it means to be Purple over the last fifty years. Readers will get an inside look at such famous Vikings as Norm Van Brocklin, Bud Grant, Fran Tarkenton, Carl Eller, Alan Page, Jim Marshall, Chris Doleman, Adrian Peterson, and more. This is not a book only about football, this is also a book about life, community, and the team that inspires a legacy.
Genre: Sports & Outdoors Length: 273 Pages (1,266 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Discover the remarkable life of Muhammad Ali...
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Cassius Clay Jr. The Greatest. The Louisville Lip. The People's Champion. Muhammad Ali. All are names for one of the greatest boxers of all time. Muhammad Ali lived a life that produced some of the most notable boxing matches ever. He also had battles outside of the boxing ring -- battles that included fighting with the federal government for his freedom as well as fighting against his debilitating Parkinson's disease.
You're about to embark on a journey of greatness. Dive into the life of one of the greatest athletes ever to grace the boxing ring, Muhammad Ali. Ali's life wasn't perfect -- it was full of twists and turns and conflicts, inside and outside the ring. But his life was truly meaningful, and it made Muhammad Ali worthy of the title he often used to describe himself, "The Greatest."
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• Growing up in the Jim Crow South
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• The King of Trash Talk
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In April 2012 Mark Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Mount Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so.
He joined a mountaineering expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box of red wine, and a New Zealander who enjoyed reminding his teammates of the perils of altitude sickness and the number of ways they might die on summit day.
The media often write about Mount Everest deaths and how easy the world's highest mountain has become to climb, but how accurately does this reflect reality?
The Chomolungma Diaries is a true story of ordinary people climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition, and preparing for the biggest day of their lives.
Imagine your life clipped into a narrow line of cord five miles above the earth, on the world's most terrifying ridge walk. This book will bring you just a little bit closer to that experience.
About this series
The Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries are Mark's expedition journals. They are edited versions of what he scribbles in his tent each evening after a day in the mountains, with a bit of history thrown in. Light-hearted and engaging, they provide a perfect introduction to life on the trail.
He has published two full-length books: Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest (2015), about his ten-year journey from hill walker to Everest climber, and Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo (2019), about an expedition to cycle and climb from sea level to the furthest point from the centre of the earth.
This book was written to take the mystique off of triathlons. It is geared toward beginner and newbie triathletes, and is written to share with you everything that seasoned triathletes wish someone had told them when they were starting out.
Your First Triathlon Guide: Do Your First Triathlon in 100 Days or Less will introduce you to the sport of triathlon, and distill the things you really need to know into one, compact guide. It also includes exclusive coupons and discount codes on triathlon gear that will pay for the book many times over.
Your First Triathlon Guide will share with you:
-- Why you should commit to doing a triathlon
-- How to overcome the most common obstacles new triathletes face
-- Ways to get past a fear of open water swimming
-- What gear and equipment you really need as a new triathlete, without breaking the bank
-- What common triathlon jargon and terminology means
-- How to train for a triathlon in 100 days or less, including a training plan
-- What types of workouts you should incorporate into your training plan
-- How to prepare for your first real race
-- What your race day will be like, start-to-finish
The book is geared to athletes who plan to do a sprint or mini triathlon, but is also useful for those who plan to do an olympic-distance range. The training plans are useful for people who have already done a triathlon, in addition to those who might be curious how to start out in the sport.
If you are considering the sport of triathlon, or have committed to do your first one, this book is a must-read. For less than the price of two cups of Starbucks coffee, you can have the advice of seasoned triathletes at your side throughout your triathlon journey.
Fired Up Body Series - Pumped Chest & Super Shoulders: Fired Up Body Series - Vol 2 & 4
Paul Martin & William O'Brien have over 27 years experience in health & fitness and finally decided to open their vast array of knowledge to the public again. After many years of people asking the same questions, a collection of tried and tested exercises and methods are now available.
*William O'Brien MSc, PGCert, BSc(Hons), CertNatSci
Bodybuilding and health & fitness expert, international author and writer of numerous articles
Competitive bodybuilder 1993-1994
Latham's West Coast Championships - Intermediates 2nd place 1993
Latham's UK Championships Men's 80k - 4th place 1994